Natural Hazards

, Volume 72, Issue 2, pp 597–616 | Cite as

Small business disaster recovery: a research framework

  • Maria I. MarshallEmail author
  • Holly L. Schrank
Original Paper


Exogenous, non-normative shocks to small businesses such as natural disasters have been understudied. Moreover, most disaster research on small businesses has focused on business recovery as a dichotomy at one point in time. However, disaster recovery for small businesses is an iterative process set in the context of individual, family/household, and community recovery over time. A new dynamic research framework for small business recovery is proposed which allows for a shared framework and vocabulary.


Disaster Recovery process Demise Survival Recovery models Small business 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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